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Satan's Slaves (2017)

Pengabdi Setan (original title)
After dying from a strange illness that she suffered for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children.

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Joko Anwar

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Joko Anwar, Sisworo Gautama Putra (based on a movie written by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tara Basro ... Rini
Bront Palarae ... Father
Dimas Aditya Dimas Aditya ... Hendra
Endy Arfian Endy Arfian ... Tony
Nasar Annuz Nasar Annuz ... Bondi (as Nasar Anuz)
M. Adhiyat M. Adhiyat ... Ian (as Muhammad Adhiyat)
Arswendi Nasution Arswendi Nasution ... Ustadz (as Arswendi Bening Swara)
Egy Fedly Egy Fedly ... Budiman
Ayu Laksmi Ayu Laksmi ... Mother
Elly D. Luthan Elly D. Luthan ... Grandma
Fachry Albar Fachry Albar ... Batara
Asmara Abigail Asmara Abigail ... Darminah
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Storyline

The family of Rini is financially broken and she lives with her father, her mother that is ill, her grandmother that is crippled, and her brothers Tony, Bondi and the mute six year-old Ian in an old house in the countryside nearby a cemetery. Her mother, who was a successful singer, is dying from a mysterious disease and her father does not have money to support the family. When her mother dies, her father needs to travel to the city to sell the house and weird things happen in the house. The skeptical Rini befriends Hendra, son of the religious Ustadz, and they learn that her mother was infertile and joined a cult that worships Satan to have children. And now, when Ian will be seven, they will take the boy with them. What can they do to protect Ian? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Indonesia | South Korea

Language:

Indonesian

Release Date:

28 September 2017 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

Los huérfanos See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$431,730
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Dolby Surround 7.1

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is a prequel to the 1982 cult-classic with the same title. See more »

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Remake of Satan's Slave (1982) See more »

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Performed by The Spouse and Aimee Saras and 'Tony Marle'
Written by Joko Anwar and 'Tony Marle'
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Flawed but really good
13 February 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Usually if characters "act" in a certain way (meaning not really smart or favourable), I tend to dislike the movie and won't have really a good time watching it. This movie walks that fine line and also walks another very difficult line masterfully: combining horror and comedy (or light moments to be more specific).

There are certain moments, that really made my skin crawl. The ideas they had at some parts were really good. It may have the trappings of most horror movies, but you can either hold this against the movie or just roll with it. I can really recommend to do the latter, even if you are a bit of a cynic. The mood the cinematography captures is riveting ...


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